Charleston County, South Carolina Population 2022

Charleston County, South Carolina's estimated population is 426,958 with a growth rate of 1.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Charleston County, South Carolina is the 4th largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 350,940 and has seen a growth of 21.66% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179066,9850.00%
180057,480-9,505-14.19%
181063,1795,6999.91%
182080,21217,03326.96%
183086,3386,1267.64%
184082,661-3,677-4.26%
185072,805-9,856-11.92%
186070,100-2,705-3.72%
187088,86318,76326.77%
1880102,80013,93715.68%
189059,903-42,897-41.73%
190088,00628,10346.91%
191088,5945880.67%
1920108,45019,85622.41%
1930101,050-7,400-6.82%
1940121,10520,05519.85%
1950164,85643,75136.13%
1960216,38251,52631.26%
1970247,65031,26814.45%
1980276,97429,32411.84%
1990295,03918,0656.52%
2010350,94055,90118.95%
2011357,3356,3951.82%
2012364,6287,2932.04%
2013371,7037,0751.94%
2014379,7938,0902.18%
2015389,3109,5172.51%
2016396,8807,5701.94%
2017402,0085,1281.29%
2018406,2224,2141.05%
2019411,4065,1841.28%
2020416,5905,1841.26%
2021421,7745,1841.24%
2022426,9585,1841.23%
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Charleston County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White276,23067.78%
Black or African American106,73226.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native6460.16%
Asian6,6571.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2960.07%
Some Other Race6,8581.68%
Two or More Races10,1242.48%
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Charleston County, South Carolina Population by Race

Charleston County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Charleston County, South Carolina Median Age

38


Total

36.7


Male

39.5


Female

Charleston County, South Carolina Adults

There are 327,540 adults, (66,759 of whom are seniors) in Charleston County, South Carolina.

Charleston County, South Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Charleston County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

210,338

51.61%

Male

197,205

48.39%

Charleston County, South Carolina Population by Age

Charleston County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Charleston County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
All62.2%37.8%
Male58%42%
Female47.8%52.2%
Non Family46.4%53.6%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Charleston County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All163,4112.4262.2
Married70,2183.0281.8
Male5,6303.3258
Female17,9643.8347.8
Non Family69,5991.3846.4

3.13

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Charleston County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,3252.17%
9th to 12th Grade15,7105.39%
High School Graduate63,19421.67%
Some College49,29616.91%
Associates Degree24,9688.56%
Bachelors Degree83,47028.63%
Graduate Degree48,60516.67%
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Charleston County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Charleston County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian5,0164,6323,056
White198,624192,619112,487
2+ Races5,4014,9802,411
Hispanic11,5218,0362,723
Native American39036970
Other Race3,7421,872652
Black71,67159,97211,597
Islander1379

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.93%.

Charleston County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,644$52,063$38,498
Less Than 9th Grade$21,040$24,278$17,350
High School Graduate$30,072$35,387$24,958
Some College$38,181$45,492$31,881
Bachelors Degree$54,271$66,216$46,019
Graduate Degree$69,038$92,446$57,572

$44,644

Average Earnings

$52,063

Average Male

$38,498

Average Female

Charleston County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Charleston County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Charleston County, South Carolina Language

92.64% of Charleston County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.14% of the population.

Charleston County, South Carolina Language

Charleston County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native62628846.01%
Hispanic20,4315,62327.52%
Black103,58123,44422.63%
Multiple9,4072,02021.47%
Islander2915719.59%
Asian6,47885413.18%
White256,88219,0617.42%
Other1,904NaN%

12.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.35%

Male Poverty Rate

14.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charleston County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charleston County, South Carolina is Native, with 46.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charleston County, South Carolina is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.85%.

Charleston County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.26%
High School15.32%
Some College8.62%
Bachelors or Greater4.69%

Charleston County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.10%
Male Unemployed27.98%
Female Employed7.70%
Female Unemployed32.58%

Charleston County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charleston County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,182$102,429
Families$88,889$126,989
Married Families$108,961$149,353
Non Families$43,631$67,319
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Income by Household Type

Charleston County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Charleston County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Charleston County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Charleston County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Charleston County, South Carolina Marital Status

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29,556

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War6,796
First Gulf War7,853
Vietnam10,125
Korea1,916
World War II537

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 343,498
35 to 546,640
55 to 646,105
65 to 747,341
75+5,972

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White20,2548.96%
Black8,24010.20%
Native American8115.46%
Asian1662.98%
Other Race521.21%
2+ Races76311.77%
Hispanic5624.23%

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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8.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charleston County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Charleston County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Charleston County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Charleston County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.76%

Born in Charleston County, South Carolina

94.18%

Native Born

5.82%

Foreign Born

3.31%

Non Citizen

2.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.18% of Charleston County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 49.76% having been born in South Carolina. 3.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Charleston County, South Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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